Pregnant woman barred from restaurant for wearing crop top

Charisha Raylee Gobin was asked by a waitress to leave the steakhouse

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Woman barred from restaurant for wearing crop top

A pregnant woman was denied service at a restaurant because she was wearing a crop top.

Charisha Raylee Gobin was asked by a waitress to leave the family friendly Buzz Inn Steakhouse because she had too much on show – namely, her belly, which is currently harbouring a small baby.

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Charisha, from Marysville in Washington, US, was told on Sunday night that she was violating the Buzz Inn Steakhouse "no shoes, no shirt, no service" policy.

Charisha had a photo taken outside the restaurant and posted it to Facebook. The restaurant isn't high-end, and the would-be diner, who's seven months pregnant with twins, was surprised at being told to cover up.

Her post has been getting a lot of attention.

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Charisha told Kiro 7: "The waitress/bartender stopped us and said, 'I'm sorry, you can't be here in that shirt.' I said, 'Are you being serious with me right now?' And she said, 'Yep, you can't be here,'" Gobin said.

"Just because my belly was bigger and sticking out. But had it been anyone else, I don't think there would've been any problem whatsoever. I was livid. There was no way I was going to stay there."

The staff member in question said she would have said the same thing to any customer.

After quite the backlash, the restaurant apologised to Charisha on its own Facebook page.

"We sincerely apologize for the misunderstanding and will cover with all staff as to how to not overly enforce a rule that is intended to make all guests feel comfortable," the statement says.

"The server in question has been with our company and a great employee for almost 20 years and was trying to use her best judgement and by no means was trying to be demeaning to the guest. Again our sincere apology for misunderstanding.


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